In a televised address to the nation, delivered on March 23, 1983, President Reagan announced his vision of a world safe from nuclear threat. His Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), later dubbed "Star Wars" by the press, is an idea that remains controversial to this day.
Here are the final two minutes of that speech.
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The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.